A 35% approval rating is dismal and that’s what Trump has. According to the most recent CNN poll, Trump has the lowest rating of any modern president at this stage in his first term.
Presidential Approval Rating
Dec of First Year
Bush, 2001 86%
Kennedy, 1961 77%
Bush, 1989 71%
Eisenhower, 1953 69%
Nixon, 1969 59%
Carter, 1977 57%
Obama, 2009 54%
Clinton, 1993 54%
Reagan, 1981 49%
Trump, now 35%
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) December 19, 2017
More than six in 10 (63%) see the tax bill as leaving the President and his family better off. Just 5% think it harms the Trump clan. And disapproval of the President’s handling of taxes has risen six points in the last month, to 57%.—Almost three-quarters, 73%, say the President should release his tax returns for public review, about the same share that said so as his inauguration approached in January.—Overall, Americans see health care and averting a government shutdown as higher priorities than passing tax reform, but among Republicans, taxes top the congressional to-do list. Overall, 17% call tax reform the top priority for Congress, below the 30% who prioritize health care and 23% who say Congress should focus on passing a bill to avoid a shutdown. Just 10% cited infrastructure improvements in the poll conducted Thursday through Sunday, before a train derailment in Washington state Monday morning. Among Republicans, 29% call taxes their top priority, 24% health care, 19% immigration and 18% averting a shutdown.
Quinnipiac gives Trump a marginally higher score, 37% with a 59% disapproval rating.
President Barack Obama is mostly responsible for the state of the economy, 45 percent of voters, including 29 percent of Republicans, say, while 43 percent say President Donald Trump is responsible.
In fact, voters disapprove 51 – 44 percent of the way President Trump is handling the economy.
American voters disapprove 59 – 37 percent with the way Trump is doing his job over all and give him low grades on most character traits:
- 62 – 34 percent that he is not honest;
- 62 – 35 percent that he does not have good leadership skills;
- 62 – 37 percent, that he does not care about average Americans;
- 70 – 28 percent that he is not level headed;
- 57 – 40 percent that he is a strong person;
- 52 – 45 percent that he is intelligent;
- 65 – 32 percent that he does not share their values.
“Confidence in the economy is eclipsed by profound doubts about the president’s level headedness, honesty, empathy for fellow Americans and handling of foreign policy,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
“A big bag of coal under the Mar-a-Lago tree from a voting public that has little confidence in the president.”
American voters give Trump negative ratings for his handling of several key issues:
- 33 – 62 percent for handling foreign policy;
- 45 – 48 percent for handling terrorism;
- 37 – 60 percent for handling immigration;
- 29 – 64 percent for handling health care;
- 35 – 58 percent for handling taxes.Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assault